Moving Furniture/Rope



I am moving of my apartment and I have a issue with moving my sofas. I was instructed to remove they by taking them over the balcony. I just need to know is the best type of rope to lift my sofas down and will not break.

Thank you!

Hi Mecole
The rope I would use is called a professional mover. If you have not hoisted before I recommend you don't do it now. You could hurt yopurself or somebody down below.
Now, If your going to be stubborn you'll need at least 3 strong men 2 at the top bringing it down slowly while the third waits at the bottom good to have 4 for 2 at the bottom. The rope as long as you double up on the rope and tie it tightly you should be fine .Just remember there's UTUBE for a reason, to record you and the furniture as it takes its trip down. Now is this a sofabed , sofa ,is it heavy or light does it have wood trim ,It really all depends on your furniture which I don't know what it looks like. I'd either spend the money or leave it for the next renter to deal with it. Peace Love and Happiness

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